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North Slave Métis filing lawsuit over NWT Métis Nation claim – Northern Journal

August 17, 2015

What was a milestone for one Métis group of the Northwest Territories has become an alleged roadblock for another.

On July 31, the NWT Métis Nation (NWTMN), whose members mostly reside in the South Slave region, celebrated the signing of an Agreement-in-Principle (AiP) with the territorial and federal governments, bringing them one step closer to a land and resources deal.

But now, president Bill Enge of the North Slave Métis Alliance (NSMA), whose members live mainly to the north and east of Great Slave Lake, has spoken out against the agreement, stating that its language is problematic in multiple ways. As a result, the group has decided to file a lawsuit in an attempt to put a halt to the NWTMN’s negotiations.

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